It is good in the political arena to always stand for better policing, better education, better money-handling, better government, better this and better that. Actually the same-o same-o is always the battle cry of the outs. And, the outs always like to take advantage of amnesia of the citizenry. Let’s be nice here, and call it the forgetfulness of voters.
There was a man who showed up at the St. Claude streetcar stop at Canal. He insisted I was “beautiful.” He was Italian. I was almost eight; I had blonde hair and blue eyes and was impossibly thin. I drank malted milk-shakes to boost my weight.
Really, we shouldn't even be having a conversation about the race for governor. In Maryland, the election of the Democratic Party candidate should be a virtual given. With a greater than 2-1 voter registration advantage statewide, there should be no mystery here.
The most recent General Assembly session in Annapolis demonstrates why democracy holds very little in the way of checks and balances, which is why there is a real chance of electing the Republican candidate for governor – Larry Hogan.
Ribbons should go to Bob Kelso, later a full bird colonel in the Armor Corps. I remember his sweating as hard as me. The team was the Frankfurt Invaders. I was still young and competitive, compared to the 86-year-old crippled wreck I’ve turned into.
If I’ve heard it once, I have heard it a thousand times: residential development does not pay for itself.
Everyone should have the opportunity to meet those fervently campaigning for various important positions in Frederick County and the state.
As the rain slowed to a stop and the leaves were gently falling to the ground, a gentle reminder that the elections were closing in prompted the early birds at the Frederick County Building Industry Association (FCBIA) to meet for a debate, at the Dutch’s Daughter restaurant.
Since colleagues have pretty well explained and detailed all the issues of the Frederick County political and Ebola matters in recent days, perhaps a re-visit to the matter of names is appropriate.
We were one of those Border States during the Civil War. In Maryland’s situation, we were kept in the Union forcibly by bayonets. Since Washington was expected to lead the Republic. We had little choice.
In my column last week, Blaine Young responded to questions about the important personal and professional influences that have informed his view of the world, and the work that he tries to do. It should come as no surprise that some prominent old-school political types fall into that category, but he is far from myopic about what really matters in life.
Greetings from the land of Anthrax and Bruce Ivins. People round Frederick, Maryland and Fort Detrick take the consequences of the spread of pathogens more seriously than most.